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$7M in Gifts Fuel Center for Global Health Equity

$7M in Gifts Fuel Center for Global Health Equity

Philanthropic gifts from four families totaling $7 million will support health equity programs across Dartmouth College and the Geisel School of Medicine. The gifts will accelerate the growth of the new Center for Global Health Equity, bringing together thriving international and domestic health equity programs at Geisel and Dartmouth’s Dickey Center for International Understanding.

On the US-Mexican border in Tijuana, Mexico. (Source: Shutterstock.com)

On the Border

Late last year, second-year Geisel School of Medicine student Sarah Rosenstein traveled to Tijuana, Mexico with Border Angels, a San Diego-based non-profit that advocates for human rights, humane immigration reform, and social justice. The group of volunteer doctors, nurses, physician-assistants, and nurse-practitioners staff a weekly clinic to care for migrants seeking asylum in the U.S.

Attendees of the TB Symposium: Critical Updates in TB Care and Prevention in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The symposium was a joint effort by Geisel’s DarDar programs and Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, and Tanzania's National TB and Leprosy Programme and National AIDS Control Program.

Building Linkages to Combat Tuberculosis in Tanzania

Global health teams from Geisel and its partner organizations held a symposium in Dar es Salaam in December to provide critical updates in TB care, prevention, and research. The event was the latest step in their 17-year history of working collaboratively to combat HIV-related TB in Tanzania.

Geisel Receives Fogarty Grant to Fund Research Collaboration in East Africa

Geisel Receives Fogarty Grant to Fund Research Collaboration in East Africa

The Geisel School of Medicine has been awarded a 5-year, $1.5 million grant from the Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health to support an infectious disease research and training program to combat HIV and tuberculosis (TB) within the newly established Infectious Disease Institute at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Heidi Robbins ’21: Fitting the Pieces Together

Heidi Robbins ’21: Fitting the Pieces Together

A love of language led rower Heidi Robbins ’21 to Tanzania to study Swahili, an experience that turned her attention to global health—subsequent trips to Sierra Leone and Kenya pointed her to medical school. But a surprising invitation to train for the Olympics changed her plans.

A Bridge to Primary Care for Rural Patients

A Bridge to Primary Care for Rural Patients

Partnering with Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Upper Valley Ambulance, second-year Geisel medical students Nick Valentini ’20 and Karissa LeClair ’20, created a novel solution to meeting the healthcare needs of rural patients.

Students at the home of Dartmouth and Geisel alum Dr. Angie Erdrich (front row on the right)

Minnesota Indian Health Service Trip 2018 Presentation April 3

This year, 23 first-year Geisel med students and five Dartmouth Institute students embarked on a journey to Minnesota and Wisconsin for spring break. Along with advisor Shawn O’Leary, the group spent time in Minneapolis with the urban Indian Community and visited five different reservations across northern Minnesota and one nation in Wisconsin. The trip gave students a glimpse into Indian history, culture, and health.